The Philippine Embassy in Cairo @PhinEgypt assisted another 8 Filipinos and 1 Palestinian relative who crossed from Gaza to Egypt through the Rafah border. The group crossed the Rafah border on 2 December, and upon finishing their entry formalities traveled around 10 hours by land to Cairo arriving early 3 December.
A team led by Vice Consul Crystal Ann Dunuan was at the Egyptian side of the Rafah border to assist the Filipinos and liaise with the Egyptian authorities until the group finalized entry formalities late on 2 December. They reached Cairo early 3 December.
As of 3 December, 119 Filipinos out of the total of 137 Filipinos have already crossed from Gaza to Egypt. The previous groups have already been repatriated to the Philippines. The latest group will be repatriated to the Philippines on the earliest possible flight.